2011 Migration Monitor report released by reallymoving.com
February 09, 2012 (PRLEAP.COM) Business NewsFollowing a detailed analysis of over 60,000 home movers in the UK throughout 2011, reallymoving.com has released its annual Migration Monitor. The study highlights postcode regions that retain their residents, as well as those that lose people to other areas of the country.
One of the UK's leading home-moving service providers, reallymoving.com indicates that the leading moving trend throughout the last 12 months is residents choosing to move away from London and the South East, with many of its regions showing significantly lower numbers moving in than out.
In stark contrast the South West proved the most desirable destination for home movers. reallymoving.com received 'from' and 'to' postcodes of over 60,000 home movers and the quintessential seaside town of Torquay ranked as the most popular UK destination for home movers last year, as well as Truro and Exeter.
Rosemary Rogers, director of reallymoving.com, said: "Our research shows that during 2011 the South West claimed the highest percentage of movers into the region. Torquay, Truro and Exeter all appear in the top five results.
"Cities which retain their residents make a healthy mix across the UK: Sheffield, Belfast, Chester and Newcastle all lead the way for residents staying within their postcode regions, which is a great reflection on the success of those cities."
Residents in the Oxford area are the biggest movers according to the report, with 69% more moves per head of population than the national average. Commuter towns such as Reading and St. Albans also rank highly in terms of population mobility.
The survey also shows areas where residents were happier to sit tight in their current properties. Belfast and Kilmarnock held onto the top spots as the least active moving markets last year in the UK by a significant margin.
The annual 2011 Migration Monitor report is available on the reallymoving.com website. It is also downloadable and printable in PDF format.
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